These 15 given leadership quotes reveal who a true leader is. Each quote defines leadership and indicate role(s) of a leader.

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”  –Alexander the Great

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  Steve Jobs

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”  –John D. Rockefeller

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”  Unknown

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”  Theodore M. Hesburgh

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“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”  –Henry Ford

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”  John Maxwell

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  John F. Kennedy

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”  –Theodore Roosevelt

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”  Jim Rohn

“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.”  –Napoleon Bonaparte

“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.”  John Maxwell

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”  –Max Lucado

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